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ALEXANDER VON HTJMBOLDT.   ,  *        105
Mm annually 12,000 thalers during the perlAof the
journey and the expenses of the preparationsl^^inait^
boldt was at this time so ardently full of
that he proposed to commence his journey in a few
months, and it is therefore strange that he could
so quickly relinquish it.   William von Humboldt also
came to Aix-la~Chapelle? on the 5th November, to be
present at the last meetings of the Congress.
From Aix4a-Chapelle? Alexander von Humboldt
returned to Paris, where he devoted several years
exclusively to his studies.